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Re: 980 Filter door latch broke

February 4th, 2019, 7:22 pm

It always breaks at the bottom of the "U", there is a photo in doc280's post showing where to reinforce.

Re: 980 Filter door latch broke

February 4th, 2019, 8:55 pm

Brett wrote:I glue a small piece of closed cell foam in there to support it. Seems to be a simple improvement.


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Re: 980 Filter door latch broke

February 4th, 2019, 9:40 pm

Brett wrote:I glue a small piece of closed cell foam in there to support it. Seems to be a simple improvement.


Good to know when my 805 latch fails. :cheers:

Re: 980 Filter door latch broke

February 8th, 2019, 3:13 am

Glue it in there BEFORE it breaks, otherwise no good?!

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Re: 980 Filter door latch broke

February 8th, 2019, 12:12 pm

Exactly what kind of foam and what kind of glue.
Need to do my 805 before it breaks.
Do you have a picture?

Thanks

Re: 980 Filter door latch broke

February 8th, 2019, 11:20 pm

leonicholson wrote:Exactly what kind of foam and what kind of glue.
Need to do my 805 before it breaks.
Do you have a picture?

Thanks


It always breaks at the bottom of the "U", there is a photo already in doc280's January 23rd, 2019 post showing where to reinforce. He used epoxy, after it broke.

Re: 980 Filter door latch broke

February 9th, 2019, 12:58 pm

Any particular epoxy?
How do you confine the epoxy within the "U" until it drys without getting it all over everything?

Re: 980 Filter door latch broke

February 9th, 2019, 2:16 pm

leonicholson wrote:Any particular epoxy?
How do you confine the epoxy within the "U" until it drys without getting it all over everything?


I used a two part 30 minute epoxy, but I imagine most any epoxy will work.

I cleaned the area with alcohol.

I taped the sides, of the U, with blue painter's tape. This prevents the epoxy from running out.

I mixed the epoxy and by using a toothpick, scooped the epoxy, to fill the bottom of U.

I let it cure overnight and removed the tape.

Done

Re: 980 Filter door latch broke

February 9th, 2019, 2:28 pm

Many thanks!
Will do that.

Re: 980 Filter door latch broke

February 9th, 2019, 4:25 pm

doc280 wrote:...
I taped the sides, of the U, with blue painter's tape. This prevents the epoxy from running out.
...


Nice instructional on how to create temporary glue fixturing.

Re: 980 Filter door latch broke

February 11th, 2019, 3:02 am

I just shaved a piece of closed cell foam to the right size and about 1.5x thickness. Put some contact adhesive and squished/slid the foam in. Use tape to stop glue messing out the sides. Wait to dry and...

I've done 3 or 4 customers machines, but I didn't take a pic - I will next time.

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Re: 980 Filter door latch broke

February 23rd, 2019, 12:58 pm

Also saw this for an "after the fact" patch.


https://youtu.be/lKqUpshoIU4
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